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Hairy wolf
11-06-2015, 03:43 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Nov-2015/1397618-image.jpg

Oil pastels over acrylics on loose canvas. Around 12"X12".

PushingPixels
11-06-2015, 10:47 AM
lovely, I love your painting style.

birdhs
11-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Their last kiss
was just a quick touch
of the lips
and a mumbled,
"I love ya,
see ya later"

He was just going to work
not to war
nothing special
nothing different
just another day

Sitting at the window
staring out
not seeing
not looking
head tilted
a tear trying to fall

she almost gets up
to open the door
to greet him
two martinis ready
two arms open wide

she knows
he will not come home
she knows
but she drifts in and out
of the reality
and back into the pain.

If only she had kissed him
with more passion
that morning
her mind had been
already into her day
and all the little errands
she had to
to get them
done.

To the bakers for bread
to the butchers for lamb
to the market for a few potatoes
to the cleaners to get his spare suit
here there everywhere

A deep dread
had set in around three
unfounded
desperate
frightening

around four the gendarmes
in crisp perfect uniforms
"madame, we regret to inform you..."
she heard no more
fainting
they caught her
onto the divan
she rested.

The priest came
her mother came
her sister
and the neighbor
made a light supper

The dog circled and fretted
knowing,
in the way of all dogs
something was terribly wrong
he crawled up
gently laying his head
on her lap
and they cried together

They still cry
they still believe
he will walk in the door
blind faith
or blind to reality?

The departed are never truly gone
as long as we can
sit by the window
and remember them
they will always remain
in our hearts

Kiss the ones
you love
goodbye
with feeling
and show
them
you love them
everyday

greggo

drorn
11-06-2015, 11:50 AM
Very good

friesin
11-06-2015, 12:05 PM
very expressive and emotional painting!

Ohiohawk97
11-06-2015, 09:25 PM
Awesome job. This really makes a statement. I feel like she is starring right through me… :)

Hairy wolf
11-07-2015, 08:18 AM
Greggo, my man!! You've outdone yourself (and me) in a huge way!!! Wow!!!

trufflecat
11-07-2015, 09:18 AM
The highest praise to Hairy and Greggo. What passion and sadness you both manage to project. It is a wonder.

Hairy, that turquoise face with the magenta background is masterly. And, as always, the expression. I am in awe.

birdhs
11-07-2015, 10:42 AM
If art does not stir an emotion then it is just a painting.
Just as when the story fails to stir the imagination, it is just words.

This Art of yours was particularity inspiring, Fine Art indeed!

Gollator
11-08-2015, 02:49 PM
The elevated shoulder, the lower lip barely visible, the head tilt, it is the most perfect observation of that left-behind feeling. There is such a fragile longing for protection, for something or someone to lean on. Color-wise, the genius continues. The yellow has a tad of agressive, nasty green in it that corrupts the light source, whereas the dark areas are calm and soothing in their somberness. The face just has enough color variation to spark more interest, although it is the mainly the monotone blue that easily makes it the COI. Mystery is created by the "stuff" below... a landscape of memories? Something she is holding in her hands?

One of your best. maybe your best.

Hairy wolf
11-13-2015, 05:07 AM
Amazing words, greatly appreciated.

Cheers

LuckyLaura
11-13-2015, 05:01 PM
I really like this painting. I like that it has geometric shapes yet still a softness to it. Well done.